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King v CompPartners May have Profound Consequences in Medical Treatment 01/19/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 917 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In King v. CompPartners, the applicant's use of Klonopin was sent by the insurer to utilization review (UR). The UR doctor concluded that this medication was not industrially medically necessary and the insu...Read More
Know when to Hold Em and Know when to Fold Em 04/03/2014
State: FL | Segment: | 325 | 0
Counsel can become difficult to get along with sometimes. Lawyers are typically reasonably sure of themselves. They typically believe that they are right, or at least believe they can convince others that they are right. That is what lawyers do, and being confident and persuasive is important. The s...Read More
Keeping Subrogation out of the Dumpster 01/28/2014
By: Aaron D. Plamann
State: NA | Segment: | 291 | 0
A Christmas-day article in one of our local newspapers drives home the important lesson that a subrogation claim is often won or lost in the short period immediately following a loss.On July 6, 2013, pieces of electrical equipment in the basement of the Milwaukee County Courthouse starte...Read More
Kudos to CorVel 05/28/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 494 | 0
I’ve often had issues with CorVel for their billing practices and other matters, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t applaud the managed-care firm for their willingness to fire a doctor that was allegedly prescribing Wasabi Rub, theramine pills, Gaba-2k rubs and surface EMGs, some of whi...Read More
Killing Compounds and Workers' Comp 10/24/2012
State: NA | Segment: | 361 | 0
When will we hear of the first workers' comp claimant to die from a faulty compounded drug? Has it happened already?This isn’t hyperbole – compounded drugs have blinded victims and killed before – a  young woman using a topical anesthetic, a patient treated for...Read More
Ky. Rejects Ban on Benefits to Illegal Aliens 08/31/2011
State: KY | Segment: | 341 | 0
I was happy to see that the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday had the good sense to reject an employer's argument that an undocumented immigrant worker was not entitled to indemnity benefits. To have done otherwise would not only compromise the social safety net that has been established with w...Read More
Kauffman Decided; 1st DCA Rejects Constitutional Arguments 04/13/2011
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 387 | 0
By Michael RabinowitzBanker Lopez GasslerIn a sparsely written, four-page order (the listing of the attorneys involved in the case seems longer than the actual opinion), the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal affirmed the judge of compensation claim's opinion, thereby rejecti...Read More
Keeping Score of Rulings where UR is Used 11/16/2010
State: IL | Segment: | 245 | 0
By Matthew Ignoffo Keefe Campbell & AssociatesWe recently noted a number of our readers sent us an article from the blog of a competing Illinois defense firm where utilization review was followed by the Arbitrator and affirmed by the Commission. In this ruling, the Commission c...Read More
Key Takeaways from Health Strategy Associates bill review survey 06/08/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 249 | 0
By Joe PadudaThe two overarching issues in work comp bill review are state reporting and the non-connect between utilization review/medical management and bill review.Bill ReviewWorkers' comp payers spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on med...Read More
Kaferstein - Scaffold Law Applied to Sidewalk Injury 10/09/2005
State: CA | Segment: | 256 | 0
SCAFFOLD LAW APPLIES TO INJURY SUSTAINED WHILE WORKER WAS LOWERING PIPE FROM SIDEWALK INTO TRENCH Kaferstein v. JP Morgan Chase & Co., NYLJ 9/28/05 (Supreme Court, New York County (LEHNER, j) The basic legal issue presented in this Labor Law section 240(1) was whether th...Read More
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